Wednesday, July 11, 2012
For the 3 mile run I was not getting bonus seconds at all. I would get penalty seconds. I did not like that.
(It's been so long since I wrote about bonus seconds I will explain them just in case you forget. If my goal is 9:00 miles then my Garmin will beep every .25 mi so I need my Garmin to be at 2:15. If I hit 2:14 I get 1 bonus second. If I hit 2:05, I get 10 bonus seconds. Bonus seconds are what I want. I add them up. But then if I get 2:20, I get 5 penalty seconds. I subtract those off of my bonus seconds. So if I had 10 bonus seconds and got 5 penalty seconds I am left with 5 bonus seconds. As long as bonus seconds are positive, I'm happy. When the penalty seconds add up that I have to remember penalty seconds versus bonus seconds is when I hate it and that is what happened for my 3 mile run. Sometimes after a mile or after 2 miles I wipe the bonus seconds slate clean but that is only if I have bonus seconds not if I have penalty seconds. I do math in my head the entire time I run.)
I really meant to run daily or almost daily after June 29 but I haven't run a single time. I am a big slacker and need to get back into running. At least with all this time off maybe my hip and knee won't hurt anymore.
flat race. I copied it below. Just compare the scales.